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Gift Of Jazz Presents: A Centennial Tribute To Sarah Vaughan Feat. Myra Warren at Dazzle Jazz Club

Courtesy of Venuepilot | Posted on February 12, 2024

Where

Dazzle Jazz Club
1080 14th Street
Denver, CO
Map
(303) 839-5100

When

Sun, March 24, 2024
6:30 pm

Musicians

About

Many of us can imagine Sarah Vaughan’s iconic voice in an instant. Born in 1924 in New Jersey, Vaughan’s vocal career spanned more than four decades. Her mom was a laundress and church vocalist, while her dad was a carpenter and amateur guitarist. After growing up surrounded by music, when Vaughan was 18, her friends dared her to enter the famed Wednesday Night Amateur Contest at Harlem’s Apollo Theater. She sang “Body and Soul,” and won first prize. In the audience that night was the singer Billy Eckstine. Six months later, she had joined Eckstine in Earl Hines’s big band along with jazz legends Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker.--Vaughan’s performances, even into her 60s, were exceptional...

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